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Kupu volunteers huki 10,000 pounds of invasive algae on MLK Day
Mahalo to the 180 volunteers who joined Kupu for its 10th Annual Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service
on Jan. 15, 2018! Kupu partnered with Mālama Maunalua and Pono Pacific to organize the huki, which resulted
in nearly 10,000 pounds of invasive alien algae removed from Maunalua Bay – about 10 times the amount
pulled during an average community huki!

So where does all the algae go? It’s recycled right back into the ecosystem, thanks to the efforts of local farmers
in Hawai’i Kai such as Ed and Jonas Otsuji of Otsuji Farm, who made an appearance at the event
to encourage everyone to support their efforts to obtain certification as an organic farm.

Mahalo as well to the partners who offered educational at information booths that day, including Wally Ito
of the ‘Ewa Limu Project, KUA, Blue Zones Project, Department of Land and Natural Resources’
Division of Aquatic Resources, and Koolau Mountain Watershed Partnership!

Photo credit: Locations Foundation

Our next community huki takes place Feb. 24 and we’d love for you to join us – please click here for details!

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A HUGE mahalo and a hui hou to Molly Mamaril (L, wearing gray) and Louise Currie (R, wearing blue). These two members of our Mālama Maunalua ʻohana are moving on to new exciting opportunities, but they have done so much for MM and we are truly grateful.

Mahalo nui, Molly & Louise! We will miss you!
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